I want to turn a Mac Pro Tower into an FTP server that exchanges files locally between my MacBooks and Homebrewed PS3 and Xbox 360.

I don’t want to install any third party FTP clients and am wondering if linux comes with by default a way to turn your computer into an FTP server in the kernel.

Although I could just copy the files on all of my systems, I'm curious and want to try this.


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OSX has a standard option to share via ftp:

  1. Choose System Preferences from the Apple icon
  2. Click Sharing
  3. Select the File Sharing box and click Options
  4. Click Share Files and Folders Using FTP

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